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Photo Essay: North and South

Change and Tradition in Nunavut.

In the 1950s, the federal government relocated several Inuit communities in northern Canada to new settlements. One of those settlements was Grise Fiord, on Ellesmere Island, which now has a population of 141. Although these resettlements changed the lives of the Inuit forever, their beliefs and traditions remained strong. It was this strength, they say, that kept their communities together through the upheaval. Today, the elders are focused on preserving Inuit culture for the future. They hope to steer the interest of their youth, who are mainly interested in “southern culture,” back to traditional ways of life.

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